Primary care assessment of a patient with an eating disorder.
R Selzer, Y Bonomo, G Patton
Aust Fam Physician | Published : 1995
Eating disorders have become commoner in young Australian women over the past two decades, making their presentation in general practice more likely. Eating disorders vary considerably in severity from brief single episodes to severe disorders with prominent weight loss or maladaptive behaviours. Assessment should therefore focus on estimating the severity of the disorder to indicate the most appropriate treatment approaches.